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Each year, between 25 million and 50 million Americans will suffer with the flu

Each year, between 25 million and 50 million Americans will suffer with the flu

Auckland kids are five times more likely than those in other developed countries to need hospital admission for pneumonia

Auckland kids are five times more likely than those in other developed countries to need hospital admission for pneumonia

Current methods of delivering health care to kids are woefully unable to cope with a pediatric disease pendulum

Current methods of delivering health care to kids are woefully unable to cope with a pediatric disease pendulum

Knowing which treatments work and which don't is an important first step in improving children's health care, but it's not enough

Knowing which treatments work and which don't is an important first step in improving children's health care, but it's not enough

Chronic illnesses among children not adequately addressed

Chronic illnesses among children not adequately addressed

First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level

First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level

13 percent of U.S. children have had a special health care need

13 percent of U.S. children have had a special health care need

Preschoolers' still getting too much added sugar and juice and not enough fruits and vegetables

Preschoolers' still getting too much added sugar and juice and not enough fruits and vegetables

Besides helping infants’ lungs mature, sighs may “reset” breathing regulation mechanism

Besides helping infants’ lungs mature, sighs may “reset” breathing regulation mechanism

Popular injectable contraceptive increases risk of STD's

Popular injectable contraceptive increases risk of STD's

Researchers have discovered that many people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome can't detect odors

Researchers have discovered that many people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome can't detect odors

Dual-action compound shows promise in killing prostate cancer cells

Dual-action compound shows promise in killing prostate cancer cells

Five-in-one vaccine is an important step forward in the UK's vaccination programme

Five-in-one vaccine is an important step forward in the UK's vaccination programme

The world's population in 2050 will be 9.276 billion, currently 6.396 in 2004

The world's population in 2050 will be 9.276 billion, currently 6.396 in 2004

Kids who grow up with poor single mothers are more likely to get into trouble

Kids who grow up with poor single mothers are more likely to get into trouble

Adolescent girls that have been physically coerced into sexual intercourse are more likely to have had a sexually transmitted disease

Adolescent girls that have been physically coerced into sexual intercourse are more likely to have had a sexually transmitted disease

Scientists have uncovered the identity of the last of eight genes known to contribute to Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Scientists have uncovered the identity of the last of eight genes known to contribute to Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Pineal gland which regulates the cycles of sleep and waking evolved  to improve vision

Pineal gland which regulates the cycles of sleep and waking evolved to improve vision

African-American women are having fewer children and breastfeeding less

African-American women are having fewer children and breastfeeding less

Computerised treatment for teaching obese teenagers how to eat healthily

Computerised treatment for teaching obese teenagers how to eat healthily